Here were some of the early news stories that impressed my geophysics students Peter Rippberger, Hannah Rosenberg, and Matt Slowinksi:
Up to date coverage of the diasster in Japan from BBC news report.
One of the worst effects of earthquakes are the tsunamis caused by the quake, check out the link to learn more.
Look at the link to see pictures from the devastating event.
Look at this live footage of how quickly the flood spreads.
Here is a video from one of the residents of Japan while the Earthquake was occuring.